Past Canadian Exhibitions

Canadian representation throughout the history of the Biennale has helped shape the role and place of the country’s contemporary art within international circles. The Canada Pavilion has been a showcase of Canadian artistic achievement and has helped to launch the international careers of many of the most celebrated artists in recent art history, including:

2011 - Steven Shearer
Curator Josée Drouin-Brisebois
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

2009 - Mark Lewis
Curator Barbara Fischer
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at the University of Toronto

2007 - David Altmejd
Curator Louise Déry
Galerie d’art de l’UQAM, Montréal, Québec

2005 - Rebecca Belmore
Curators Jann L. Bailey & Scott Watson
Kamloops Art Gallery & Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

2003 - Jana Sterbak
Curator Gilles Godmer
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Québec

2001 - Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller
Curator Wayne Baerwaldt
Plug in Inc. in collaboration with Walter Philips Gallery, The Banff Centre

1999 - Tom Dean
Curator Jessica Bradley
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

1997 - Rodney Graham
Curator Loretta Yarlow
Art Gallery of York University, Toronto

1995 - Edward Poitras
Curator Gerald McMaster
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau

1993 - Robin Collyer
Curator Philip Monk
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

1990 - Geneviève Cadieux
Curator Chantal Pontbriand
Parachute, Montréal, Québec

1988 - Roland Brerner, Michel Goulet
Curator France Gascon
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal,
Montréal, Québec

1986 - Melvin Charney, Krzysztof Wodiczko
Curator Diana Nemiroff
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

1984 - Ian Carr-Harris, Liz Magor
Curator Jessica Bradley
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

1982 - Paterson Ewen
Curator Jessica Bradley
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

1980 - Collin Campbell, Pierre Falardeau & Julien Poulin, General Idea, Tom Sherman, Lisa Steele
Curator Bruce Ferguson
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

1978 - Ron Martin, Henry Saxe
Curator Pierre Théberge
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

1976 - Greg Curnoe
Curator Pierre Théberge
National Gallery of Canada

1972 - Gershon Iskowitz, Walter Redinger
Curator Brydon Smith
National Gallery of Canada
, Ottawa

1970 - Michael Snow
Curator Brydon Smith
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

1968 - Ulysse Comtois, Guido Molinari
Curator Brydon Smith
National Gallery of Canada

1966 - Alex Colville, Yves Gaucher, Sorel Etrog
Curator R.H. Hubbard
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

1964 - Harold Town, Elza Mayhew
Curator W.S.A. Dale
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

1962 - Jean-Paul Riopelle
Curator C.F. Comfort
National Gallery of Canada

1960 - Edmund Alleyn, Graham Coughtry, Jean-Paul Lemieux, Frances Loring, Albert Dumouchel
Curator D.W. Buchanan
National Gallery of Canada
, Ottawa

1958 - James Wilson Morrice, Jacques de Tonnancour, Anne Kahane, Jack Nicols
Curator Alan Jarvis
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

1956 - Jack Leonard Shadbolt, Louis Archambault, Harold Town
Curator Alan Jarvis
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

1954 - Bertram Charles Binning, Paul-Emile Borduas, Jean-Paul Riopelle
Curator R.H. Hubbard
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

1952 - Emily Carr, David Milne, Goodridge Roberts, Alfred Pellan
Curator H.O McCurry
National Gallery of Canada
, Ottawa